A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

The size of Tomas Tranströmer’s poetic memoir is initially striking: a book the size of a hand distinguished itself amongst the others at the local bookstore. Then a sticker: “2011 Nobel Prize Winner.” Sold. One could read a Nobel Laureate’s autobiographical montage without spilling out hours necessary for other classics. Maybe in a day. The… Read More A Life in Hand: Tranströmer’s Brief, Resounding Memoir

Pulphead: Essays from the B-Side

“Do you know I and I?” –Bunny Wailer A good essayist has a knack for honesty, but John Jeremiah Sullivan, American magazine writer, concentrates honesty in its purest form, mixed with a little entropy and dashed with brilliant confessional writing. To say that the good essayist is daring, would not be doing Sullivan’s brazenness justice.… Read More Pulphead: Essays from the B-Side